Get to know Curacao

 

 

 

Get to know Curacao

By: Nadia Green

This beautiful island has a lot to offer in the way of adventure for the fun-seeking tourist. One of three islands that make up the Netherland Antilles, Curacao offers perfect temperatures coupled with sparkling waters and sandy beaches. The island is a haven for windsurfers and is very popular for off road vehicle adventures.

This Dutch island also earns points because of efforts to take care of the environment by implementation of seawater distillation and the use of paper bags are used to bag groceries at local supermarkets (plastic is sometimes available for a price, but not always).

View_panorama_Punda_Pietermaai_coastline_CuraaoAt this point, if you’re not completely charmed by the signature Dutch brightly colored homes and buildings seen all over the island, here are just a few places sure to make you want to see more of this amazing island.

 

Queen Mary Bridge

One of the highest in the world, the Queen Juliana Bridge sits at 185 feet above the sea level of St. Anna Bay. Queen Juliana weighs 3,400 tons and has four traffic lanes. The view is breathtaking, and includes the entire panorama of Punda, Otrobanda, and the Schottegat. It took almost a decade to build the bridge, which opened in 1974.

 

curacao floating market

The Floating Market near Queen Emma Bridge – where you will find vendors from nearby Venezuela and other islands, selling arts, crafts, fruits and other delicious eats.

And if you love fresh fish this is the place to be, any fresher and you would have to go fishing yourself. You can have your fish cleaned and cut at the stall, all that’s left is for you to prepare them according to your favorite recipe.

Banner-North-Sea-Jazz-Festival-2015_NuevoCuracao North Sea Jazz Festival 2015  this festival draws many to the island where past performers like Prince, Sting and Stevie Wonder have helped to make it very popular. This year the festival runs from September 3 -5th, 2015. Expect great music not just from abroad but the island’s homegrown talent will also be on show. For more info on this amazing festival just follow this link: http://www.curacaonorthseajazz.com/en/?utm_source=nsj&utm_medium=hightlighted-content&utm_campaign=CNSJ15